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Question: I have heard that college admission officers check social media when they review applicants. Is this true?Answer: Before I answer this, I...

What’s up with the SAT changes? Here are some answers from an expert:Question: I’ve heard that there will be changes to the SAT next year. Is this...

From the Varsity Blues scandal to the impact of the pandemic, if the past few years in college admission have taught us anything, it is to expect...

It’s getting hot in here

3/3/19

I am standing balanced on one leg with my opposite knee bent in consideration of being outstretched in front of me. With my foot seemingly miles...

When paying for college, ask many questions

10/26/18

A week after our second child was born, I heard an economist on the radio talking about saving for college.I felt my heart sink and my pockets...

The line forming outside my high school counseling office and the backlog in my email inbox suggest that it is course selection season, quite...

Heroism in the age of Parkland and Wakanda

3/17/18

What does it mean to be a hero?This is one of many questions triggered by recent events. While we mourn the horror of Parkland, Fla., we learn of...

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and while lovers scramble to honor this “Hallmark holiday” with flowers, chocolates and other expressions of...

Important lessons from a groundhog

2/5/18

If you are a groundhog, timing is everything. A cloudy day and a shadow could mean six more weeks of hiding from the world, whereas a well-timed...

New Year’s is here, and with it, resolution season: Our chance to kick a habit, be kinder, pursue a new interest, dedicate ourselves to a cause...

A crisis in national pride averted

12/18/17

Lately my sense of national pride has been waning. The news is filled with reports about the rise in homeless families, opioid deaths, tuition...

Students are scattered throughout the rural high school’s small library, typing away on laptops.It is Giving Tuesday, but they are not making...

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